Quote: Darwin on Theory and Observation

On his standard of proof, natural science would never progress, for without the making of theories I am convinced there would be no observation. A quote from a letter English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) wrote to Charles Lyell on June 1, 1860. The letter is found in "The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin" volume II p. 108 published in 1888. The quote also appears in "Statistically Speaking: A dictionary of quotations" compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither.
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